Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks like he will be doing a lot of rotations in his squad this season after his latest decision to leave out goalkeeper Bernd Leno out of their starting XI against Norwich City. The Gunners faced the Canaries at the weekend in their fourth English Premier League fixture of the season and eventually secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory in the process.
Arteta was under huge pressure to seal a win at the fourth time of asking after already losing three consecutive games against Brentford, Chelsea, and then Manchester City. There were reoeots that Arteta needed to win the Norwich game or he would be sacked and thankfully the result went their way. Continue reading
Arsenal have made their second signing of the summer after completing the deal for highly rated Belgian midfielder Albert SambiLokonga from Anderlecht. The exciting midfielder has penned a long-term deal with the Gunners.
The fee involved in the transfer for the Belgian international player is said to be around £17.2m including add-ons.
When Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard left the Spanish La Liga giants to sign for English Premier League club Arsenal, not a lot of people would have expected him to have a decent loan spell at the London club. However, having joined them on a season-long loan deal last summer, he was able to convince Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta that he has what it takes to be an Arsenal player in the long run. He also showed glimpses of sheer talent and determination to play for the Gunners – two key ingredients that Arteta has always wanted from his players.
Following the end of his loan spell at Arsenal, the London club are currently showing interest in signing the Norwegian talent on a permanent deal this summer. Before signing for Arsenal, Odegaard already spent the previous season on loan at Real Sociedad where he also made a huge impact. While on loan at the Spanish club, he continued to reiterate his desire to play for his parent club Real Madrid and said that it was his dream to do so in the near future.
In the light of the current trending tooig in the world of football; the European Super League and all of its concerned and related topics, the focus has been shifted away from some other areas of the sport, including transfers. Premier League club Arsenal, who are set to be one of the 12 founding clubs of the Super League, have had their attention drawn away from the fact that they need to start handling their transfer activities on time before the rush starts.
The London club are reportedly set to make a final decision about whether or not they are interested in the idea of signing midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is currently on loan at the Emirates from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid. The midfielder has flourished under manager Mikel Arteta this season and it is believed that he has deserved whatever credit that has come his way so far this season.
Arsenal are edging closer and closer to the signing of young midfielder Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid and fans are already gushing over the possibility of watching the talented midfield star don the Arsenal shirt for at least the rest of the season. While most of the fans are carried away by the fact that the Gunners are making an addition to the team, the rest of the supporters have considered the words uttered by BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand about what may go wrong.
The former Manchester United defender has raised an alarm that the imminent arrival of the Norwegian midfielder could affect the growth of Arsenal’s young players in the squad. Some of the club’s youngsters including the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka are currently with the first team and have flourished excellently well so far heading into the second half of the season. Continue reading
Arsenal have confirmed that star Brazilian defender David Luiz will be missing the club’s Europa League clash against Rapid Vienna on Thursday due to injury.
The veteran defender got himself involved in a nasty clash with Raul Jimenez in their 2-1 defeat against Wolves at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday. The Wolves striker suffered more damage from the collision as he was stretchered off the game and then later had an operation done on him as he had a fractured skull.
Arsenal football Club have announced that three first-team players have agreed new contracts to remain at the club beyond the end of season. There was an unconfirmed report on Tuesday that some players have agreed to a new deal with the capital club with announcement imminent.
The club has taken to the official website to confirm that David Luiz, Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari have agreed to extend their deals beyond this summer.
As Roma have confirmed they want to sign the duo of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling on a permanent deal. The duo joined Arsenal and Manchester United respectively and they have impressed head coach Paulo Fonsesca and he has a desire to make the deal permanent for the Premier league duo.
There was no option for a permanent deal in the contract that took Smalling and Mkhitaryan to Rome, and Roma will have to sit and negotiate a fresh term for the players.
Arsenal are scheduled to entertain Tottenham Hotspur in the weekend’s north London derby in the Premier League. The Gunners and Spurs suffered defeats to Liverpool and Newcastle United in the previous gameweek but the latter would surely be the most disappointed after failing to secure maximum points against a mid-table side on their home turf.
In the aftermath of the Magpies game, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was far from pleased with the 1-0 loss as he bemoaned the team’s lack of unity and desire despite the fact that this was only the third match of the Premier League season.Spurs are regarded as the third favourites to win the Premier League but they certainly need to up their standard after only managing a hard-fought triumph over Aston Villa on the opening day while being fortunate with the 2-2 draw at Manchester City, where they were thoroughly dominated.
The Real Madrid man on a season-long loan at the Emirates opines that Alexandre Lacazette is the best player at Arsenal. The Spaniard has been a boost in the midfield for the Gunners, already contributing two assists.
With Watford coming this weekend, Ceballos is expected to feature in his fifth match for Arsenal this term. He has been impressive so far, supporting the front three and contributing to the attack.